Super Mario RPG Frog Coin farming – how to get Frog Coins fast

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While regular Coins are everywhere, Super Mario RPG Frog Coins are much harder to get your hands on. And even though you might have got yourself a fair number of them through your playthrough, you can never have too many, so we’re going to help you out by giving you the best ways to farm them fast.

Check out our Super Mario RPG review to see what we made of the Super Mario RPG remake. And if you’re after some Super Mario RPG tips and tricks to help you out, we’ve got eight great tips to help you out on your adventure. With that, let’s take a look at the three best ways to get Frog Coins fast in Super Mario RPG.

Super Mario RPG best Frog Coin farming methods

There are plenty of ways to get Frog Coins in Super Mario RPG, but there are a select few methods that are significantly better than others. These are the three best methods to get Frog Coins fast:

Super Mario RPG Frog Coin farming: Mario talking to the Sky Bridge minigame NPC.
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Sky Bridge minigame

In the Land’s End area of the game, you’ll find the Sky Bridge minigame. This involves you crossing a series of floating platforms while dodging Bullet Bills that are being fired at you. Talk to the NPC in charge and select the Expert Mode which costs five Coins, which will reward you with one Frog Coin for completing it.

Once you complete the course, you get the chance to try again to double your winnings. Repeat this until you have as many Frog Coins as you want. This method is great because it’s fairly easy, especially once you get the hang of it, but doesn’t give quite as many Frog Coins as our next method.

Super Mario RPG Frog Coin farming: Sergeant Flutter flying above the Paratroopa minigame.
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Paratroopa minigame

During the main story, you’ll reach a point where you’re tasked with climbing a sheer cliff face by jumping across the backs of Paratroopas. Once you’ve done it the first time, you can retry this minigame for the chance to win Frog Coins. For completing it in under 11.5 seconds, you receive one Frog Coin, but for completing it in under 10 seconds you get a whopping five Frog Coins.

Alex’s Advice

This minigame is tough and will require some practice, but once you can consistently complete it in under 10 seconds, this is easily the best method to farm Frog Coins in the game.

This is a pretty tough minigame to complete consistently, but with some practice it’s potentially the fastest way to farm Frog Coins in the game. If you’re a whizz at the Paratroopa minigame, this is certainly the best option. If you’re looking for something a bit easier, our last option is the one for you.

Super Mario RPG Frog Coin farming: Mario talking to the Midas River minigame NPC.
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Midas River minigame

The slowest method out of the three, but certainly the easiest, the Midas River course is a minigame where you float down a river collecting coins. For every 75 Coins you collect, you’ll receive one Frog Coin. It’s fairly easy to get 75 Coins on each run, so this is a great way to get slow but steady Frog Coins, especially if you don’t need too many.

Just make sure you keep an eye out for which paths have the most coins, and in the barrel section, make sure to change lanes whenever the coins are on the other side.

Super Mario RPG Frog Coin farming: Mario talking to the Frog Coin Emporium vendor.
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What are Frog Coins used for in Super Mario RPG?

You can spend Frog Coins at certain Frog Coin shops in the game to buy upgrades and consumables. The first Frog Coin vendor is in the Tadpole Pond area to the left of the Frog Sage. Here, you can buy a variety of battle items that are especially useful later on in the game when the enemies get tougher. Here are all the items available in the Tadpole Pond shop:

  • Sleepy Bomb (1 Frog Coin)
  • Bracer (2 Frog Coins)
  • Energizer (2 Frog Coins)
  • Party Bracer (5 Frog Coins)
  • Party Energizer (5 Frog Coins)

The second Frog Coin vendor is the Frog Coin emporium found in Seaside Town. Head to the back-left of the town and head upstairs in the village elder’s house to find a frog, who sells a variety of equipment that you’ll want to buy ASAP. Here are the items available in the Frog Coin emporium:

  • See Ya! (10 Frog Coins)
  • Earlier Times (15 Frog Coins)
  • Exp. Booster (22 Frog Coins)
  • Coin Trick (36 Frog Coins)
  • Flower Ring (50 Frog Coins)

That’s everything you need to know about Frog Coin Farming in Super Mario RPG. If you’re struggling to beat the Super Mario RPG Yoshi Race, we’ve got some great tips to help you win. And if you want to know how to compose songs for the Super Mario RPG Melody Bay puzzle, check out our guide for all the info you need.

Super Mario RPG Frog Coin farming FAQs

What is the best way to farm Frog Coins in Super Mario RPG?

The fastest method of farming Frog Coins is completing the Paratroopa minigame in under 10 seconds.

What are Frog Coins used for in Super Mario RPG?

Frog Coins can be spent at certain shops to buy upgrades and powerful consumable items.

About the Author

Alex Raisbeck

Alex is a Guides Writer for VideoGamer. He is an indie gaming obsessive with a soft spot for Zelda, roguelikes, and Football Manager, as well as an unhealthy relationship with his backlog.

Super Mario RPG (2023)

  • Release Date: 17 November 2023
  • Platform(s): Nintendo Switch
  • Genre(s): RPG